From the Amazon best-selling author - A Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner!
CassaStar was just the beginning...
The Vindicarn War is a distant memory and Byron's days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. He has kept the promise he made to his fallen mentor and friend - to probe space on an exploration vessel. Shuttle work is dull, but it's a free and solitary existence. The senior officer is content with his life aboard the Rennather.
The detection of alien ruins sends the exploration ship to the distant planet of Tgren. If their scientists can decipher the language, they can unlock the secrets of this device. Is it a key to the Tgren's civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassan's technology and strange mental abilities.
To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers themselves; the strongest of which belongs to a pilot named Athee, a woman whose skills rival Byron's unique abilities. Forced to train her mind and further develop her flying aptitude, he finds his patience strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy...
First I must tell you this is the second book in a trilogy. I liked it so much I am now reading the third book CassaStorm, and then I'll go back to where it all started with CassaStar. I do things backwards sometimes.
Alex J. Cavanaugh is a strong and talented writer. His world building sets the stage on so many levels. I like the main character Byron. Even though he comes across as harsh and cold at times, he hides his feelings and love underneath his rough and tough exterior. I especially like the action sequences in space where Bryon kicks into gear. And the love interest Athee is a treat. I can easily see CassaFire on the big screen along with movies such as Star Trek and Enders Games.
Has anyone else read this marvelous trilogy? If not I'd start reading today.
You know, I've seen these great books and the amazing Alex all over the place, but I realized I don't often get to read reviews. Thank you for sharing this!!ReplyDelete
You're welcome Liz. I tend to be short on my reviews, but I like them that way.Delete
Cathrina, thank you! Glad you enjoyed it enough to start reading the third one. Hope the first one isn't a disappointment when you get to it - it was my first book and rough around the edges.ReplyDelete
My first one is the same. Thankfully and hopefully I've improved, I know your books are nicely written.Delete
Oohhh. Did you say Star Trek? Wonderful review Cathy.ReplyDelete
Yes I did. I Love Outer Space Movies!Delete
Great review. Alex has done so much to support the writer community, so always happy to see his work put front-and-center like this.ReplyDelete
I totally agree Steven!!Delete
I really enjoyed CassaStar, but I haven't had a chance to read the other two yet.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the review!
Haven't read this trilogy, but I've seen it pop up a lot across the blogosphere. Glad you enjoyed CassaFire so much!ReplyDelete
I'm not usually a fan of this genre, but it does sound good.ReplyDelete